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Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Nanoparticle Embedded Conducting Polymer–Polyoxometalate Composites

PilliSatyananda Kishore, Balasubramanian Viswanathan* and ThirukkallamKanthadai Varadarajan

Author Affiliations

National Centre for Catalysis Research, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600036, India

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2007, 3:14-20  doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9107-z

Published: 13 December 2007

Abstract

Phosphomolybdate has been employed simultaneously as the oxidizing agent for the monomer polymerization and the reduced polyoxometalate is used as reducing agent for the reduction of metal ions. The composites thus obtained have been characterized and may have many potential applications.

Keywords:
Conducting polymer; Polyoxometalates; Organic–inorganic hybrid nanocomposites; Silver; Gold